Category Archives: Library Information Technology

5 Windows Logo Key Shortcuts to Improve Productivity

The University Libraries’ Desktop Support Specialist Matt Davis shares his 5 favorite Windows Logo Key shortcuts. When used alone, the Windows key will open up the Start menu, but when combined with other keys, it does so much more. Below … Continue reading

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Be Aware of Suspicious Emails

University Libraries was alerted that some members of the Ball State community received an email message stating their library account was soon to expire.  The email said to reactivate the account by clicking on a web address included in the … Continue reading

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University Libraries Rolls out New Version of OneSearch for Students and Faculty

On August 6, the OneSearch discovery interface was upgraded to version 2.0. This edition of OneSearch includes: Topic Explorer feature that provides background information on 50,000 topics including information from local subject guides, Improved facets for better search refinement, Automated … Continue reading

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University Libraries Mobile Services now on myBallState app

With the newest versions of the myBallState mobile app, it’s now even easier for Ball State students, faculty, and staff to access resources and services from the University Libraries. myBallState allows students to quickly access schedules, grades, academic notifications, information … Continue reading

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Libraries to Discontinue Smartphone App

The University Libraries have decided to end our multi-platform mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android devices in November 2013. Increasing subscription costs, and the opportunity to become part of Ball State’s mobile app, currently in development, have influenced … Continue reading

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New: Read e-Journals on your iPad with BrowZine

The University Libraries is currently evaluating BrowZine, developed by Third Iron. This free app allows the Ball State community to access and read e-Journal content on iPads. (Versions for other tablets will be released in the future.) After installing the … Continue reading

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New: Ball State Board of Trustees Minutes Collection

The University Libraries are pleased to announce the addition of the Ball State Board of Trustees Minutes Collection to the Digital Media Repository (DMR). This collection includes minutes between 1990 and 2012; additional years will be added in the future. In order … Continue reading

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Stack Locator: A New Tool to Discover Library Materials

Students, faculty, and staff now have a new tool to help find materials in the University Libraries collections. Stack Locator, developed by Victor B. Replogle and James W. Hammons, staff in University Libraries’ Library Information Technology Services (LITS), applies information … Continue reading

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New Android App Interfaces with OpenRoom Web Application

The popularity of Bracken Library’s group study rooms is high among students and faculty. To make it even easier for students and faculty to reserve a group study room, a new mobile Android app is now available for free download. … Continue reading

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University Libraries’ StudyLog Touchscreen Application Simplifies Recording Study Time in Bracken Library

Ball State students who are members of fraternities and sororities, athletes, and other student groups are sometimes encouraged by their organizations to schedule and document their study time in Bracken Library. To support this effort, beginning this Fall Semester 2011, … Continue reading

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